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Have 10ga remington,hammers, shotgun-guess 1886,serial

Customer Question

hello have 10ga remington,hammers, shotgun-guess 1886,serial #10112,crack in stock,want to restore completly--worth the trouble?do you do,thanks
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 12 months ago.

Good morning,

Based on the serial number, it sounds like you probably have a Model 1882. These guns can be fairly valuable, depending upon condition and the variation(grade). Now, a gun with a restored stock will be worth less than original, but it may still have some decent value. This kind of gun is one that I would suggest having done by a professional gunsmith. Would you like for me to suggest someone to you?

Jim

Expert:  Big River Guns replied 11 months ago.

According to the factory record (which in the early years are mostly missing) this is a Model 3 that was introduced in Jan 1886.

Model #3

Description: Break open, top lever activated with cocking lever on left side of receiver

Introduction Year: 1886

Year Discontinued: 1898

Total Production: 96,000 +/-

Designer/Inventor: Not recorded

Action Type: Break action

Caliber/Gauge: 10,12,16, 20, 24, 28 gauge

Serial Number Blocks: 1,001 – 96,000

MODEL INTRODUCED OBSOLETED QUANTITY MFD.

  • 1 Sept. 1873
  • 2 Sept. 1883 Mar. 1894 84,000
  • 3 Jan. 1886 Apr. 1898 96,000

This shotgun in restored condition is in the $800-$1150 range based on if this is a sale to a private collector or reseller. Values are always high to private collectors.